Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites: Vol 1

Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites: Vol 1

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Guidebook to the via ferratas of Northern, Central and Eastern Italian Dolomites, featuring several new routes. Areas covered include Catinaccio, Marmolada, Sella, Puez Odle, Fanes, Tofane, Cristallo, Sesto, Sorapiss and Marmarole. Routes are arranged by valley bases - Pedraces, Selva, Corvara, Arabba, Val di Fassa, Falzarego, Cortina, Misurina, Sest and Auronzo. The first of a two-volume set of guides to the whole of the Italian Dolomites, this book covers an area stretching from Val di Fassa to Auronzo, while Volume 2 covers the Southern Dolomites, Brenta and Lake Garda. The guide sets the routes out according to strategic valley bases, with some guidance on the best bases for attacking each of the routes. The authors, one of whom now lives in the area, have had first-hand knowledge of all the routes, and have developed a completely new grading system, which strives to simplify an extremely subjective topic. Featuring new maps and photographs and lots of useful more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 118 x 172 x 24mm | 379.99g
  • Cicerone Press
  • Cumbria, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Over 60 colour photos and 40 route maps
  • 1852845929
  • 9781852845926
  • 51,974

Table of contents

Contents Route Listing Key to Diagrams Preface INTRODUCTION How to Use this Guide Route Groupings When to Go Travel to the Dolomites Accommodation Local Transport Telephones Map Availability and Place Names Weather Route Gradings Equipment Cable Etiquette What to Wear Accidents and Mountain Rescue Some History Geology Plant life Wildlife ROUTES AND BASES Pedraces/La Villa Selva Corvara Arabba Val di Fassa/Canazei Falzarego Cortina Misurina Sesto Auronzo Appendix 1 Glossary of Mountain Terms Appendix 2 Index of Routes in Grade Order Appendix 3 Index of Routes by Mountain Group Appendix 4 Mountain Rescue Appendix 5 Bibliography Appendix 6 Via Ferrata Information and Equipment Appendix 7 Useful Addresses Route Listing Pedraces/La Villa PEDRA 1 Sass de Putia (Peitlerkofel) 1A PEDRA 2 Tullen and Gunter Messner Path 1B PEDRA 3 Monte Cavallo (Helikreuzkofel) 1B PEDRA 4 Piz de les Conturines (Cunturinesspitze) 1B PEDRA 5 VF Furcia Rossa - Cima Furcia Rossa III 2C PEDRA 5a VF Monte Vallon Bianco - Path of Peace 1C Selva SELVA 1 VF Est and VF Sud - Sass Rigais 2B/1B SELVA 2 Piz Duledes 1A SELVA 3 VF Oscar Schuster - Sasso Piatto (Plattkofel) 3B SELVA 4 VF delle Mesules (Possnecker path) - Piz Selva 4C SELVA 5 VF Sandro Pertini 4B SELVA 6 VF Col Rodella 3A Corvara CORV 1 Gran Cir (Grosse Tschierspitze) 1A CORV 2 Piz da Cir V (Tschierspitze V) 2A CORV 3 Sassongher 1A CORV 4 Via Ferrata Brigata Tridentina 3B CORV 5 Piz da Lech (Boeseekofel) 3B CORV 6 Lichtenfelser Steig - Piz Boe 1B CORV 7 Ferrata Vallon - Piz Boe 2B Arabba ARAB 1 VF Cesare Piazzetta - Piz Boe 5C ARAB 2 Via delle Trincee - La Mesola 4B ARAB 3 Sass de Rocia 1A ARAB 4 Col di Lana 1A Val di Fassa/Canazei Fassa. Catinaccio - Scilliar FASSA 1 VF Laurenzi - Molignon 4C FASSA 2 Grande dente di Terrarossa/Sentiero Massimiliano 2B Fassa. Passo Costalunga - Catinaccio FASSA 3 Ferrata Masare 2B FASSA 4 VF Roda de Vael 1B FASSA 5 Santner Pass 2A Fassa. Pozza di Fassa - Catinaccio FASSA 6 Catinaccio d'Antermoia 2B FASSA 6a Scalette Path 1A FASSA 7 VF Franco Gadotti - Sasso Dodici and Sass Aut 2C Fassa. South-East - Moena and Falcade FASSA 8 Via Attrezzata del Gronton (currently closed) 1A FASSA 9 Via Ferrata Bepi Zac - Cima di Costabella 1B FASSA 9a BF Bepi Zac (extension) 2C FASSA 10 VF Paolin-Piccolin - Cima dell'Auta Orientale 3B Fassa. Canazei - Marmolada FASSA 11 VF dei Finanzieri - Colac 3C FASSA 11a Ascent of Colac by the ferrata descent route 1B FASSA 12 Sentiero Attrezzato Lino Pederiva - Sasso Bianco 1A FASSA 13 Marmolada West Ridge to Punta Penia summit 4C FASSA 14 VF Eterna Brigata Cadore (currently closed) 5C FASSA 15 VF Kaiserjeger - Col Ombert 4C Falzarego FALZ 1 VF Tomaselli - Punta Sud 5C FALZ 1a Ascent of Punta Sud by Tomaselli descent route 3C FALZ 2 Lagazuoi Tunnels 1A FALZ 3 Averau 2A FALZ 4 Nuvolau/Ra Gusela 1A FALZ 5 Sass di Stria 1A FALZ 6 VF Col dei Bos 3B Cortina Cortina North CORT 1 VF Giovanni Barbara and VF Lucio Dalaiti 1A CORT 2 VF Ettore Bovero - Col Rosa 3B CORT 3 VF Michielli Strobel - Punta Fiames 3B CORT 4 Terza Cengia - Forcella Zumeles 2C Cortina - Cristallo CORT 5 VF Marino Bianchi - Cima di Mezzo 2B CORT 6 VF Ivano Dibona 2B CORT 7 VF Renato de Pol - Punta Ovest di Forame 2B Cortina - Tofane CORT 8 VF Giovanni Lipella - Tofana di Rozes 4C CORT 9 Sentiero Astaldi 1A CORT 10 Sentiero Giuseppe Olivieri 1B CORT 11 VF Punta Anna and VF Gianni Aglio - Tofana di Mezzo 5C CORT 12 VF Lamon and VF Formenton - Tofana di Dentro 2B Cortina - Sorapiss CORT 13 VF Francesco Berti 3C CORT 14 Sentiero Carlo Minazio 1C CORT 15 VF Alfonso Vandelli 3B CORT 16 VF Sci Club 18 (not yet graded) Misurina MISUR 1 Monte Piana - VF Bilgeri 2B MISUR 2 VF Delle Scalette - Torre Toblino 3B MISUR 3 Sentiero del Curato Militare Hosp - Torre Toblino 2A MISUR 4 Sentiero De Luca/Innerkofler - Monte Paterno 2B MISUR 5 Sentiero delle Forcella - Monte Paterno 1B MISUR 6 Sentiero Bonacossa 1A MISUR 7 VF Merlone - Cima del Cadin de NE 3B MISUR 8 Cengia del Doge - Marmarole 1C Sesto SESTO 1 Ferrata Nord - Croda Rossa di Sesto 2B SESTO 2 Strada degli Alpini 2B SESTO 3 VF Mario Zandonella, including SE Variante - Croda Rossa di Sesto 4B SESTO 4 VF Aldo Roghel and VF Cengia Gabriella 4C/3C Auronzo AURO 1 Sentiero Degli Alpini - Marmarole 2C AURO 2 Sentiero Amalio da Pra - Marmarole 2B AURO 3 VF Mazzetta - Padola 2C AURO 4 Ferrata Sartor - Monte Peralba, Sappada 2B AURO 5 VF Nord and VF Sud-Ovest - Monte Chiadenis, Sappada 3B/2B AURO 6 VF dei 50 - Val Pesarina 4Cshow more

About Graham Fletcher

From his base in Wharfedale, John Smith enjoys walking and climbing mountains around the world, and has a particular passion for the Dolomites. He currently leads HF walking holidays. After a busy professional career, Graham Fletcher took early retirement and now lives at the foot of Monte Agner, in the southern Dolomites, biking, skiing and introducing newcomers to the via more

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